PAX East was held Easter Weekend in Boston. This article tries to kinda explain it.
As y'all know, my #2 son is a HUGE video game buff. And most especially the old stuff.
Two years ago, he traveled from Columbus stinkin' Ohio (where he was living at the time) to Boston for the first PAX East Nerd Convention. In the competition, he got screwed from being the bestest, biggest Nerd by a power outage. He was miles ahead in the final showdown when the power failed.
After power was restored, he and his partner had lost their mojo, and the other pair came back strong in the replay (it had to be replayed...there is no way to recreate the play of a video game...he was almost through Super Mario, and the other guys were still back on Frogger when the lights went out in Beantown).
Last year at the Nerd Convention, #2 son again lost in the finals. No excuses...just came up against a bigger Nerd.
So...how did #2 son fare this Easter Weekend in Boston?
He lost in the second round!
Age is catching up with him.
The young punks gots the dextrous skilz & stamina that those old guys nearing 30 are losing.
It wasn't too tough a pill to swallow for him, though. He's working full-time, and trying to finish college after being out for several years. So, he understands that the youngsters have a lot more time to sharpen & "train."